IN A DOWN ECONOMY, HIT THE GYM HARD!!

Most people are are concerned and stressed about the state of our economy today. We can’t control that. One thing we can control is how we look and feel. You’ve probably heard countless times how exercise is “good for you.” But did you know that it can actually help you feel good, too? Getting the… [Continue Reading]

DON’T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER!

PLEASE…PLEASE…PLEASE…I am obligated to begin this post with this disclaimer. Guys…I only say ‘DON’T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER’ when it comes to business, acheiving career and life goals. When a girl says no to you, NO means NO. OK, now that we got that out of the way, lets move on. To survive and succeed in the entertainment business,… [Continue Reading]

THE TRUE TEST

Yesterday was a workout day that many exercise enthusiasts dread…LEG DAY!! Yes, I’m on the list as one of those people who dread leg day. No matter how much I dread it, it must be done. You don’t want to be that guy or girl, who has nice looking upper body, but no legs. The true test for… [Continue Reading]

I’M BAAAAAACK….FINALLY

As I mentioned in my previous post, I had a photo shoot on monday. The image to the left  is one of the images from the shoot. I’m very happy with the outcome. The image was exactly what I had in my head. I love it when a plan comes together! In addition to the… [Continue Reading]

THE WORLD IS FULL OF EXCUSES, BUT NOBODY IS LISTENING

THE WORLD IS FULL OF EXCUSES, BUT NOBODY IS LISTENING. This was a my quote that my dad would say to my brothers and I when we would bring home a bad grade or if failed strive to our fullest potential. We would give all kinds of reasons why we didn’t achieve the best result and he would sit there,… [Continue Reading]

DON’T WASTE YOUR DEATH, BY NOT LIVING YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST

While at the gym last week, I ran into a friend and trainer that I had seen since before I left for London. He offered his condolences for Ogbogu’s death. We had a long chat about life, death and loss. He then told a great quote; “Don’t waste your death, by not living your life… [Continue Reading]

CAN I GET A JUMP START…. PLEASE

I got up and ate 6 scramabled eggs. I wanted to eat some oatmeal, but after eating the eggs, I had lost my appetite for it. Oatmeal is a good source of protein, carbs and fiber. It gives me energy for my wotkout in the morning. I got to the gym yesterday at 11:45am. I planned to… [Continue Reading]

IT’S ON!!!

I was sitting at my desk, in my apartment and thought about how weird it was that just yesterday, I was in London. Or as I call it now, the land of anger and pain. After writing and making some calls I got up to go the bathroom or the toilet, as it is called… [Continue Reading]

WONDER MAN

I had a meeting with my PR rep in London yeaterday and expressed my desire for mre speed and more action with regards to booking me on media outlets. He listened and things have sped up drastically. Today, I had an interview on London’s BEN TV, one of the oldest and leading African TV stations in the UK. It… [Continue Reading]

SIT IN IT

It is such an interesting thing, crying that is. I wonder exactly what chemical reaction goes on in the brain to cause us to cry. Sometimes you know when it’s coming, sometimes you don’t. It could be triggered by a word or collection of words, a scent, a song, a scene in a film, sometimes… [Continue Reading]

RUNNING….RUNNING….RUNNING

Today was a riduculously hectic day and there’s not much to write. We were running around so much making last minute decisions. Decisions.. decisions..decisions. T- shirts or no T-shirts, what kind of food to serve, what kinds of music etc. Ogbogu’s wife is Tanzanian, so we will have both Nigerian and Tanzanian food served at the funeral…. [Continue Reading]

MY MIND IS PLAYING TRICKS ON ME

I have to say that things have been much better lately. There has not been a lot of crying. Even while praying, there is not a lot of crying. My  parents are doing  better as well. We all still feel the sadness and our hearts are heavy because of the loss of Ogbogu Okafor. I… [Continue Reading]

ENGLAND, THE NEW THIRD WORLD COUNTRY

While dealing with most of the workers here in London, if I were to close my eyes, I would think that I were in Nigeria. There is absolutely no difference. Well, there is, England is run by white people and Nigeria is run by black people. Both countries and people share the same disdain for… [Continue Reading]

OPERATION WORLD DOMINATION IS IN EFFECT!!

As I mentioned in an earlier post, a model’s work is never done. Even though I’m here in London because I lost my brother, Ogbogu, I have been able to clear my head, focus and get some PR work done. I made some phone calls and was able set up meetings with PR reps and agents… [Continue Reading]

CAN’T STOP THE GRIND!!

In the midst of the pain and grief, there is laughter and a lot of support. So many of Maduka and Ogbogu’s friends come over and hang out. So much support. They have so many stories to tell. They talk a lot about Nigerian politics, ideas for business opportunities and the general state of affairs in Nigeria. We… [Continue Reading]

THANK GOD FOR SMALL VICTORIES!

Yesterday was a mixed bag. We finally found a pathologist that was willing to perform the second autopsy!! Its crazy that we had to leave England to find a forensic pathologist willing to perform an independent autopsy. There are only 60 forensic pathologists in all of England. It’s like a damn cult. They all pretty much… [Continue Reading]

THE ANIMAL WITHIN

The weekend is over. That means that its time for me to get back on the phone with the lawyer and the coroner’s office. We need to keep them on track, so they do not screw anything up with the second opinion for Ogbogu. I started to feel tired of this whole cat-and-mouse process with the police/coroner’s… [Continue Reading]